SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Sept. 23, 2013 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), today announced it opened its newest Bagger Dave's in Traverse City, Michigan on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
"Traverse City is a popular year-round vacation destination market which has been growing in events and activities," stated Michael Ansley, President and CEO. "This restaurant is in an attractive location at the Grand Traverse Mall and complements the successful BWW restaurant we already operate at the Mall. We believe there is more room for growth in Michigan and, with this new location, there are now twelve Bagger Dave's operating in the state, with one additional location under development that is planned to open this year."
Mr. Ansley added, "In addition to our Michigan openings, we are continuing our brand expansion in Indiana and have three locations set to debut in that state this year, adding to our two existing locations. In total, we expect to have 18 corporate-owned Bagger Dave's operating by the end of 2013."
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. ("DRH" or the "Company") is the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant concept, Bagger Dave's Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") franchisees. Between the two concepts, the Company currently operates 49 corporate-owned restaurants in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana, and one franchised Bagger Dave's in Missouri, for a total of 50 restaurants. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.
Bagger Dave's offers a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and bar with a casual, comfortable atmosphere. The menu features freshly-made burgers, accompanied by more than 30 toppings from which to choose, along with fresh-cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes, and a selection of craft beer and wine. Signature items include Sloppy Dave's BBQ®, Train Wreck Burger®, and Bagger Dave's Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili®. The Bagger Dave's concept emphasizes local flair by showcasing historical photos of the city in which each restaurant resides and features an electric train that runs above the dining room and bar areas. Currently, there are 14 corporate-owned locations and one franchised location. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.
DRH operates 35 BWW restaurants: 17 in Michigan, 10 in Florida, 4 in Illinois and 4 in Indiana. The Company has opened 21 new BWW restaurants in fulfillment of its 32-restaurant Area Development Agreement ("ADA") with franchisor Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWLD). The remaining 11 restaurants under the ADA agreement, along with an additional franchise agreement in Indiana, suggest that the Company will operate 47 BWW restaurants by 2017.
The information made available in this news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect DRH's current view of future events, results of operations, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities. Wherever used, the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "will continue," "will likely result," "may," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements as such term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and the Company's actual growth, results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation, the impact of economic and industry conditions, competition, food and drug safety issues, store expansion and remodeling, labor relations issues, costs of providing employee benefits, regulatory matters, legal and administrative proceedings, information technology, security, severe weather, natural disasters, accounting matters, other risk factors relating to our business or industry and other risks detailed from time to time in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of DRH. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date made and, thus, DRH undertakes no obligation to update or publicly announce the revision of any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, future events, developments or changed circumstances or for any other reason.
Craig P. Mychajluk
Kei Advisors LLC
David G. Burke
Chief Financial Officer
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